Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Morning Gun Talk

a discussion on laser sights................
Jason and I have been discussing putting a laser on a few of our pistols. For tactical advantages and probably a few other reasons we will hope to never find out about. But if we weren't convinced enough about investing in a laser sight, we discovered that possibly worse than being shot with the XDM .40 caliber, would be the cats obliterating the red dot target. Such an individual would be subject to worse than a mere GSW, in fact possibly being shredded into bloody ribbons by the very claws of our cute little ferocious beasties, may be one of the better home invasion deterrent we haven't thought of. I (almost) pity the fool who tries.

Nah. I don't at all.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

too interesting to not post

as someone who loves silk in all it's colors and forms, this is one i have yet to acquire.

Spider Silk

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Fall Scouring

my house looks like a tornado hit a gun store, antique shop, orchid greenhouse and library all at once. all 640 square feet of plants, cats, books, baskets, and guns.

as my grandfather would say when i was a child:
"that house is so small you can't cuss a cat without getting hair in your mouth"

he must have been foreseeing this one, because it is tiny and has three cats (2 if you don't count the bipedal feline) and a very patient man.

people think i am joking when i say my kitchen is the size of a walk-in-pantry, but, it's no joke. If there are 3 plates on the counter it seems as though there is a tsunami of cascading dishes falling on your head.
my mom's first reaction was: "awww, so cute, a lean-to kitchen!" Yeah, and the only thing missing is an uninhabited desert island, half of a wrecked dingy holding up one end, and palm trees. Yeesh.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

aim for the pastry

thanks to the shutter happy Jason, we have a few photos of our last trip to the range. We saw an old friend (ironically named Jason as well) who gave me the skinny on, and let me shoot his AR15, which was a most anticipated event (not necessarily on my part) and turned out to be rather pleasant indeed. That is if shooting a semi auto assault rifle could be considered pleasant.

J's newest toy is a Springfield XDM .40, which, he doesn't know it yet, but it belongs to me:)
I ask for a kitchen aid stand mixer, and get a 40 cal .
Oh well, back to baking my french pastries and coconut shortbread.
Mixing it all by hand i might add;)
Maybe if i mix long enough I could get those really badass baker/tomb raider arms..........
i guess i could make myself some tactical thigh holsters for semi auto pistols and mixing utensils, just in case my sourdough starter decides to attack.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Range Buddy

Concealed Carry Class in North Carolina

Jason and I took our concealed carry class this past weekend. I must say, a new phase in our relationship, nothing like bonding over field stripping a pistol or two, and a little PDA (public display of affection) on the firing line while doing stress drills to prove our proficiency.

the class was easy peasy, though probably our fault for holding the rest of the class up for an hour or two. Needless to say lots of questions. after the legal-eese portion, it was basically handguns for dummies. Some of the ladies in the class had never shot before, and it was a good review for the rest of us. The hypothetical situations video we had to watch was the hour and a half equivalent of chinese water torture however, and was a good snooze break after going to the range:)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

my first revolver.........

I heart rugers.

This is my Ruger Bearcat, purchased on may 2nd, along with a Ruger 10-22 rifle.

I fell in love with this model gun, as soon as my buddy pulled it out of the box. It is quite small, a breeze to shoot, and a great little gun. As soon as I shot his, I knew we must acquire one immediately.

It was also a great excuse to check out the local firing range. The first time I shot the above shown revolver, the grouping was fantastic, but after running out of wildcat .22s, we started shooting it with federal lightning rounds, and could hardly hit the target. I had no idea that different ammo could have that effect on accuracy.

The range we went to is so close to where we buy groceries, it will be hard to resist plinking for half an hour before we shop.

This little gun is probably small enough for me to conceal it if I wanted to, but here in NC, it is possible to open carry almost everywhere.

This cute little guy is definitely coming hiking and camping, and I am even considering snake shot .22 ammo for it. (warm NC = lots of nasty snakes) The farm where I intern has its fair share of copperheads.

Seems this little ruger is a popular choice for kids to learn with as well. As a first handgun it is wonderful.